Figma Motoko Kusanagi
Three days before she showed up at my
doorstep, I'd just finished re-watching Ghost in the Shell: Stand
Alone Complex. I was ready. Of course I'd been ready,
because no figure of the Major seemed to me in any way... the Major.
I mean yes, she's clearly part sex symbol, come on; but that
beauty needed to be paired with the essence of the character I'd come
to adore. Strong, confident, intelligent, mysterious, a
little achingly wistful and a little mischievous; I didn't want all the other the
tits and asses with a face that clearly wasn't hers.
I was sold on this figure from her prototype. But I waited. We all waited, for months. Then, finally, the painted version appeared, the pre-orders opened that night, and she was ordered. ...And then we all waited again, for months, because she was delayed as she is a Figma, but I digress.
The moment I saw this looking up at me, I was just so happy. I mean, the box design is quite nice... but I still ripped it to hell and threw it away. Free Motoko!
So we've got our Figma plastic bag (which still amuses me), an extra wrist joint, "windy" hair, four additional pairs of hands, the "extra breasts", her subtle smile face, her angry/yelling face, and "cool gun shit". Because cool gun shit. And then of course you have Motoko herself, displaying the "stern face" and her extremely important ability to sit.
So a slightly better shot of her joints and poseability. I'd heard that she had a "new body design", but what I wasn't expecting was... well, ultimately a pretty much a really classy 3 and 3/4" G.I. Joe. Now, do not take that as an insult. Joes had amazing poseability... except for the elastic band that held their midsections together, which always broke. Motoko does not have an elastic band, luckily, but she follows in similar footsteps, with awesome upgrades. So many swivels! Tight but smooth joints! Her hands can turn! And ankles! And her hips can tilt!
Worth the wait? Yes. Oh, yes. A long wait it was, but this is definitely Motoko, and I am very happy to have her here at long last. Someone's got to try and keep everyone else in line here.